Peter Jedick

Jedick has written for all the major publications in Northeast Ohio. These include Cleveland Magazine, The Cleveland Press, The Plain Dealer, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, Avenues Magazine and Sun Newspapers. He has written nationally for Baseball America. He also had the dubious honor of being the next reporter the Cleveland Press was going to hire before it folded. He has written two books on Cleveland history, LEAGUE PARK, and CLEVELAND: Where the East Coast Meets the Midwest. Both books sold out numerous printings. Author Peter Jedick in front of the Victory Bell on the Commons at Kent State during the 30th anniversary of the Kent student shootings, May 4th, 2000. Jedick's latest work is the novel HIPPIES, a love story set on the Kent State campus during the crazy times leading up to the tragedy of May 4th, 1970. The first edition of HIPPIES earned numerous positive reviews and its original web site attracted encouraging comments from all over the world. It is in its second printing, this time by Creative Arts Book Company of Berkeley, California. On a personal note Jedick recently received a couple of awards. On June 22, 2001 Jedick was awarded second prize in the Open Print Division of the Ohio Excellence in Journalism Competition. His essay, "An American in Paris," was published in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. It compared his collegiate trip to Paris with one his daughter Annie was about to take. And on September 14, 2001 he was inducted into the West Tech Hall of Fame. Even though the high school no longer exists, it has an alumni association most colleges would envy. Peter Jedick lives in Rocky River, Ohio, is married and has five children who believe his stories about half the time.
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Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.